Centipedes and Millipedes
Catoctin Mountain Park
Centipedes and Millipedes.
Credit: Alicia LafeverThe house centipede, Scutigera coleoptrata, is generally nocturnal and very fast with all of its legs to provide locomotion.
Credit: Kent WaltersThe Almond-scented millipede, Apheloria virginiensis corrugata, has beautiful coloration. Many millipedes with bright colors are reported to secrete cyanide compounds as a defense, so picking them up is not advisable, especially for children.
Credit: Alicia LafeverMillipedes mating
Credit: Alicia LafeverFlat-backed Millipede, Pseudopolydesmus sp.
Credit: Alicia LafeverHouse Centipede